25th Birthday

March Slice of Life

March Slice of Life


Today is my youngest daugher’s 25th birthday.  She has grown and matured so much this past year.  She went to school for nursing, but when she graduated she had trouble finding a job in nursing.  She pursued other things.  In the past year she has become a nurse supervisor and is enjoying what she does. For that my husband and I are very appreciative and thankful.  I am sharing this blog post about her that I wrote back in 2012.  It seemed an appropriate post for her 25th.

The past two years you have endured endless tests to determine what ails you.

Today as I drove home with you with a tube taped to your face and a monitor hanging around your neck, my mind wandered thinking about the unique things that I have learned about you during this time.

You were told by a radiologist that you could be an organ model since your organs are perfectly shaped and are positioned camera perfect.  She told you that you could go on the road to  be a model for radiology conferences and seminars.

You were told by a physical therapist recently  that you are hyper-mobile and are double jointed.  (Unsure why it has taken so long to find that out.)

Today as the nurse was putting the NG tube up your nose, she told you that you have a deviated septum.  (Maybe that is a precursor for snoring)

She also told you that your esophagus is unusually long for someone with your height. (Maybe you will grow into your esophagus).

Those are some of the hidden traits that make you unique.  You have many unique visible traits, including your smile, your willingness to help complete strangers,  the many, varied unique situations you find yourself in, and your drive to not let health issues get in your way.

Your uniqueness continually makes me smile and shake my head in amazement.


About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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3 Responses to 25th Birthday

  1. blkdrama says:

    What a wonderful way to end the month with a tribute to your daughter. Bravo to both of you!

  2. jodimahoney says:

    How nice to revisit a post from before and compare it to your thoughts of today.

  3. Tara Smith says:

    Your daughter has been through a lot – and your love and admiration for her shines through.

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